teaching a blind student

By on 01-Jul-2018 - One of my new teachers has had a very definite expression of interest in learning to ring from a non-sighted potential student, but is asking for guidance how to approach teaching. I have no experience of this.  Can anyone help or suggest someone who can? David Hamby from Whitley Bay is requesting advice.  He is […] Read more

Module 1 Evening Course in Birmingham – 4th and 18th July

By on 24-Jun-2018 - Although the majority of ART Training scheme courses take place during the day, Clare McArdle will be tutoring ART Module 1 across two Wednesday evenings in July, making it possible for people to attend who might have other commitments on weekends. The two sessions will take place at Birmingham St Paul’s, between 6pm and 9pm […] Read more

M2F at Lytchett Matravers, 2 June

By on 20-Jun-2018 - Lytchett Matravers hosted another M2F course with a full house of 12 attendees coming from Hampshire, Wiltshire and Dorset.  This time we had Gill Hughes tutoring a very busy programme from 9.30 until 5.00 pm, with a good mixture of theory and practical applications.  Subjects covered included foundation skills, and development, building a band, teaching […] Read more

A story of a simulator.

By on 18-Jun-2018 - I know there are a lot of computer simulators, quietly sitting in a dusty corner never being used. The technology is not simple for a mere mortal with just adequate computer and even less engineering skills. But I thought it was the only way forward. I am after all the only member of my merry […] Read more

St Mary Le Tower, Ipswich

By on 14-Jun-2018 - Three, wonderful, talented new ringers for St Mary Le Tower, Ipswich. Karina was keen to learn to ring as part of her Bronze Duke of Edinburgh award. Leonie and Jack started following our tower open day. They have shown real commitment and made really good progress. Congratulations to them all. Karina has obtained her SmART […] Read more

Module 1 (Teaching Handling) course to be held at Rumney near Cardiff, 1st September 2018

By on 06-Jun-2018 - On the 1st September, Rumney tower (6 bells) near Cardiff will be hosting a module 1 course in teaching bell handling, tutored by Frank Seabright. The course is Module 1 of the ART Teacher training programme and is a mixture of practical exercises and theory presentations  where teaching basic bell handling is broken down into […] Read more